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Old Oct 11, 2010, 4:53 PM   #1
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We spent a day at the J. Paul Getty Villa Museum over the weekend. Back in the 50's oil mogul Getty purchased a large piece of property overlooking the ocean near Malibu, CA, an area which is now home to many celebrities. Over the next several decades, he built a replica of a 1st century Roman palace to house his art collection, eventually opening it to the public as a museum displaying mostly ancient Greek and Roman artifacts. These are some of the outdoor shots highlighting the beauty of the complex. I will post more indoor shots later, which were more challenging because they don't allow flash or tripod.


#1 Main Garden





#2 Looking down a dark corridor





#3 Inner Garden





#4 Corridor along the main garden





#5 This view reminds me of an Escher drawing




#6 Garden view

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Old Oct 11, 2010, 5:00 PM   #2
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That cali sun is sure bright huh? What a place. Thanks.
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Saly those are excellent pictures!
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Wow saly, just wow!

Are they straight out of camera? If so what setting did you use?
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Great work, Saly

That is a fine collection of photos.

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great use of perspective here, the first 4 are really strong images. keep up the good work.
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Stunning photos, Saly. Love the 4th one in particular.

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Old Oct 11, 2010, 7:38 PM   #8
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Thank you all! The weather was glorious and the subjects were great. I took a long time composing each shot. I used PS Elements to bump up the contrast and sharpness by one notch, then cropped. The camera was set on ISO 100, center weighted metering, 1-area focusing, saturation +1, noise reduction -1.
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Great outdoor photos. #1,2 and 4 are particularly impressive. Thanks for sharing. Waiting for the indoor photos.
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 4:35 AM   #10
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Thanks for posting Saly,

Very impressive images. Have taken note of your settings for reference.

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